Host: Chris Mooney
This week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a conference convened entitled "Science Writing in the Age of Denial." The keynote speaker was a former guest and a very popular one—Naomi Oreskes, co-author of the influential book .
caught up with Dr. Oreskes at the conference and interviewed her about her lecture there, entitled "Neoliberalism and the Denial of Global Warming."
is professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her 2010 book , written with Eric Conway, described how a small group of scientists sought to undermine a large body of research on issues like global warming, the health risks of smoking, and ozone depletion. She is the author of the famed 2004 essay for the journal entitled "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change," which was cited in the Academy Award winning film .